Mirziyoev and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consider it important to the dialogue of faiths in relations between countries

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of Uzbekistan Shavkat MirziyoevMirziyoev and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consider it important to the dialogue of faiths in relations between countries© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev on Friday received the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the parties noted the importance of interfaith dialogue in strengthening cooperation between the two countries, reported the press service of the head of state.

Patriarch Kirill, 29 September-2 October is paying a visit to Uzbekistan, he will visit Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara.

«The head of state, warmly welcoming the distinguished guest, it is with deep satisfaction that the arrival of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in Uzbekistan is an important event in strengthening the traditionally close and friendly relations between the two countries and peoples,» — said the press service.

Special attention is paid to the significance of the visit of Patriarch Kirill to further ensure interethnic and interfaith consent and religious tolerance in the two countries. The meeting discussed issues of education and moral upbringing of the youth to counter extremism, terrorism and radicalism.

According to the press service, Patriarch Kirill expressed gratitude for the attention and support of the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in Uzbekistan, created conditions for the full spiritual life of believers.

«It was underlined that the Russian Orthodox Church intends to continue to actively participate in strengthening Uzbek-Russian relations, to promote the enhancement of spiritual traditions and further rapprochement of the two peoples,» — said the press service of Mirziyoyev.

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